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Wearable computing gloves can teach Braille, even if you're not paying attention
June 23, 2014
Georgia Tech researchers are using a wearable computing technology to help people learn how to read and write Braille. Those learning the skills are able to do so while concentrating on something else.
Georgia Institute of Technology
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